Explain the benefits and drawbacks of rich clients and browser-based clients as deployed in a typical Java EE application.

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Client Considerations

Design Issues and Guidelines for Browser Clients

Browsers are the thinnest of clients; they display data to their users and rely on servers for application functionality.

From a deployment perspective, browser clients are attractive for a couple of reasons. First, they require minimal updating. When an application changes, server-side code has to change, but browsers are almost always unaffected. Second, they are ubiquitous. Almost every computer has a Web browser and many mobile devices have a microbrowser.

Design Issues and Guidelines for Java Clients

Java clients can be divided into three categories: applications, applets, and MIDlets.

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